Israeli citizens celebrated their country’s birthday with a bang, as it celebrated a historic Jewish state’s 70th anniversary.
A parade of flags was waved in the streets of Tel Aviv, the Israeli capital, marking the 70th day of the state’s independence in 1948.
The celebration, called “Jerusalem Day” or “Long Live Israel,” also included a march to the Western Wall and a fireworks display in the Knesset building.
“It’s a very special day,” said Dalia El-Erian, a 70-year-old who was born in the West Bank and now lives in Jerusalem.
“The Israeli flag has never been so important.
This is a special day for me and for the people of Israel.
It is an emotional day for many Israelis.”
The celebrations began on Monday, with the Israeli flag waving over the Western Gate of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Old City, the Western District and the Old Wall.
The flag was flown at noon on Tuesday and was carried across the streets at 5 p.m.
A large crowd of Israeli soldiers and their families and young men marched from the Western Sector of the city to the Eastern Wall, a large, circular plaza that marks the final frontier between the Old and New Testaments.
The crowd waved the flag, with some holding up a banner that said, “Long live Israel.”
The flag was carried by some people in the crowd, but it was quickly removed by police, who said they were monitoring the situation.
Several people were seen in the crowds holding up the Israeli flags, and the crowd then waved the flags at other people, prompting laughter.
Several thousand people packed the Western and Eastern Wall in the Old Capitoline Wall, and hundreds of thousands of Israelis and visitors have been living in the area for generations.
The event was also attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who thanked the Israeli people and the state of Israel for their support and said they will always stand strong against the threat of Iran.
Netanyahu said that the event had “not only touched my heart but also my soul,” and that “it has changed my life.”
“It has made me think about what Israel stands for and what the future holds for Israel,” he said.
“It has inspired me to be stronger and more steadfast in my determination to stand up to the terrorists.”
He called on all Israelis to join the march, and to keep fighting the fight against terrorism.
“You are all part of the same team.
This city will never be the same without you,” he added.”
The people of this country are our brothers and sisters, and I want to express our gratitude to all of you for your support,” Netanyahu said.
The country’s leaders will celebrate the 70 years since the establishment of the Jewish state on July 6.
The Israeli flag will be flown over the Wall on Monday.